How Parents Can Help Kids Succeed In The Classroom

child-education-classroomWhen I was a kid, I wasn’t really crazy about school. As a matter of fact, I didn’t want to go to school. I would cry and drive my parents crazy. Unfortunately, my parents couldn’t handle it and just ended up sending me to school without addressing the situation. My grades suffered a lot and that got me in more trouble with my parents. I was really traumatized and it took a lot of years for me to really enjoy classroom learning.

This is something I don’t want to happen to my child. As a parent, I want to make sure my child is comfortable in school. I know I have to do my part to keep my child happy in school. I don’t want to send my child to school for the sake of just keeping him there. I want him to see school as a place where he can have fun and eventually learn. I really want to make it a lot better for my child. He deserves that.

An article by Dr. Charles Fay addresses this particular challenge. And if there’s one bit of information that I truly appreciate from the article is the fact that parents should help their kids get along with their teachers. While it does sound like a new concept to me, it totally makes sense. As parents, we should really help our kids get along with their teachers. This way, they’ll be able to reach out to their teachers and that can make them feel more comfortable in the classroom. This eventually can open up a more conducive learning atmosphere.

Dr. Charles Fay shares some easy tips on how we can help our kids open up to their teachers.

Greet The Teacher

Looking back, we didn’t bother to greet our teachers. I remember running out of the classroom the second the school bell rang, There were no good byes and hellos in the classroom. It was just the way it was for us.

This tip makes sense. If I take some time to remind my child to greet his teachers, he would eventually start to feel more comfortable with them. I’m pretty sure the teachers will appreciate the simple recognition. A smile on a teacher’s face can make the classroom a better place.

Pay Attention In Class

Paying attention in class is one sure way to feel comfortable in school. But this can be very challenging for kids. After all, their attention span is pretty short. As suggested, we can remind our kids to always look and smile at the teacher. By always looking and smiling at the teacher, the child will eventually feel more comfortable in the classroom.

Participate In Class

If I had known the fact that teachers appreciated students that showed interest in their lesson, I would have had a better time in school. As a child, I was just told to ask questions if I didn’t understand the lesson. That really scared me a lot. I was just not comfortable asking questions because I thought that would get the teacher mad. I had no idea that teachers actually appreciated students asking questions. I’m definitely keeping this in mind.

Remember To Always Say “Thank You” And “Please”

Nothing beats good manners. If I teach my child good manners, it will reflect in the classroom. His teachers will be more patient with him, making him more comfortable in the classroom.

These tips are truly valuable for a parent like me. I really want my child to be more comfortable in the classroom. It’s a sure way for him to learn. I’m pretty sure that these tips can help my child succeed in the classroom.


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